The Hitting Stops Here! presented yesterday, June 18, at the NAACP Juneteenth event. Our video coverage will be available online soon.
Paula made comments about HB 359 which was signed, at last, by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Juneteenth is a day that Black Americans acknowledge the freedom from centuries of institutionalized slavery for slaves residing in Texas--a large number were left uninformed that slavery days had been outlawed.
Texas slaves labored under the whip and paddle for another two and a half years--Juneteenth celebrates their being informed and being free from their masters.
HB 359 is designed to treat children in Texas "paddling" schools the same way in which Texas slaves were treated once the US Government declared this institution to be unlawful in their state.
Paula Flowe performed with an island group which she formed in 2010 called, Imani Dance. Accompanying her was top drummer on the island, Sango, along with two other professional students of many years under Sango's teaching, Nia and Eli.
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